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2EN35-4 Literature and culture 2

Learning outcomes

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence: 


The candidate

  • has broad knowledge of contemporary English-language literature and culture from around the world
  • is familiar with critical and theoretical approaches to the study of literature and culture
  • has in-depth knowledge of one area relevant to the study of contemporary culture in one or more English-speaking countries



The candidate

  • is able to present and discuss contemporary literature and culture in the English-speaking world using an academic register
  • can write, present and discuss an individual research project on a given topic relevant to the course
  • is able to compare and contrast central aspects of several English-speaking societies around the world



The candidate

  • has insight into academic issues relevant for the field of contemporary English-language literature and culture
  • can plan and carry out an individual in-depth assignment in accordance with ethical requirements and principles
  • has broad knowledge of current issues in English-speaking societies around the world 

Course content

  • Contemporary English-language literature from around the world
  • A selection of texts from different genres
  • Some central aspects of contemporary English-speaking societies from around the world
  • Theoretical approaches to interpreting contemporary literature and culture

Teaching and working methods

Teaching takes the form of interactive lectures and seminars, student presentations, and discussions. The learning platform Fronter is used for course information and guidance. Regular and active participation in class is required.

Coursework requirements


  • have an attendance record of at least 75%
  • have completed and presented, orally and in writing, an individual research project. Both the written and oral component must be approved no later than two weeks before the exam


An individual oral examination, graded on a scale from A to F. A is the highest pass grade and E is the lowest pass grade. Both content and English language skills must satisfy minimum requirements in order for a candidate to obtain a pass grade.